Best way to evacuate chickens?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by meadow house, Jul 9, 2008.

  1. meadow house

    meadow house In the Brooder

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    Anyone have any ideas on the best way to evacuate 6 chickens? I was thinking about using my dog's large crate. Any other ideas?

    Thanks!
     
  2. fullhouse

    fullhouse Songster

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    A dog crate is a great for 6 chickens. That's how we moved our hens here.
     
  3. onthespot

    onthespot Deluxe Dozens

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    dog crate should work, bring a few extra comforters or heavy blankets to toss over them if the smoke gets a little thick. All birds are more sensitive to smoke than we are. They might survive the evacuation and just tip over from smoke inhalation.

    Don't forget their food and waterers.
     
  4. dangerouschicken

    dangerouschicken Will Barter For Coffee

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    I use a collapsible kennel for large birds (ducks, turkeys) and dog crates for chickens.
     
  5. rooster-red

    rooster-red Here comes the Rooster

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    I've transported sevral times in dog crates, they'll work fine.
     
  6. Greyscale Rainbow

    Greyscale Rainbow In the Brooder

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    Cat boxes are also good - you can get a couple of large fowl or three bantams in there fairly comfortably. You can also usually get them off freecycle or similar - ours came free from my dad's colleague and has proved very useful for isolation & transport!
     
  7. Nuggetsowner:)

    Nuggetsowner:) Songster

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    I have also used dog crates to transport my chickens. Good luck to you all!!
     
  8. kees

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    Please make sure that they have enough food, water and bedding and everything should be fine. Good luck.[​IMG]
     

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